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How to ask a question in SAS Analytics U Communities

by SAS Employee jennifers_sas on ‎04-25-2014 11:00 AM - edited on ‎10-05-2015 03:32 PM by Community Manager (3,566 Views)

To ask a question, you must create a new discussion. When asked, choose the community which is the closest to your topic. Don't tag your question to an existing discussion. Take a little time to prepare your question. More specifically :

  1. Search the community before you ask your question. If you're a beginner odds are the questions been asked before, maybe not specifically in your format, but in general. In fact, you can also use Google.
  2. Be as detailed as possible with your question. We get that your data is proprietary, but if we can't even see the structure of the data then its hard to help. Use a good Subject line.  "How to Extract a Submatrix" is better than "Newbie Question."
  3. Use simple language. You might be an expert in nonparametric statistics, but other readers are not. Explain your problem so that a reasonably smart person can understand.
  4. Supply example data in a data step if possible.  Also, include what your output should look like.
    • Important: Do not include any data or information in your posts that is confidential or that contains the personal information of other individuals.  Remember that all information you post here is publicly accessible
  5. Try something. Don't just ask question after question, you can learn a lot by trying out things and seeing what works and what doesn't. It's a computer and a program, so if you make a mistake it shouldn't be too catastrophic. Just don't delete your companies database :smileyhappy:
  6. Avoid posting in multiple forums. There are sometimes reasons to post the same question in different forums, but rarely is there a good reason.
  7. Be respectful, people are here of their own free will. Their time is their own, so don't pester people for responses, and if some one does not want to answer they don't have to. If someone only provides a method instead of code that is their choice. Don't send personal email to someone, even if you have questions about their response.  Keep the discussion public so that all can see and learn from it.
  8. Mark answers as helpful and correct as appropriate. It helps future users narrow down what responses to look at.


Following these guidelines will help to make the answers as prompt and as accurate as possible, therefore it works in your benefit.


Thanks for all the suggestions/comments below!

by athumma
on ‎09-09-2014 02:53 PM


I installed SAS univ edition and it ran perfectly.

I made a change in the "VIRTUAL BOX VMs" folder destination.

After that it is started showing the following error:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine SAS-University-Edition.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Medium
Interface: IMedium {05f2bbb6-a3a6-4fb9-9b49-6d0dda7142ac}

Can anyone help me with this?

Thank you

by athumma
on ‎09-09-2014 02:54 PM

Total error is :

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine SAS-University-Edition.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Medium
Interface: IMedium {05f2bbb6-a3a6-4fb9-9b49-6d0dda7142ac}
by elizabeth_b_garrison_gmail_com
on ‎10-30-2014 12:15 PM

I am a SAS Certification candidate trying to start SAS University Edition on my Windows 7 laptop.  The app shows up on the

left hand side of the Oracle VM Virtualbox window when I try to start it I get the following error:  'Error In sopR Hardened WinRe

Spawn Error relaunching VirtualBox process:5 Command line: '81954AF5-4D2F-31Eb-A142-B7AF187AK41-sublib-2ndchild-comment-SAS

University Edition-start VM bd8c870b-F7fB-4427-a0ec-01d442b52556-no-

by SAS Employee CommAdmin
on ‎10-30-2014 03:16 PM

Hi Elizabeth, looks like you have posted your question in this article. If you could please post it here community members will see it and you'll have a better chance of reply: https://communities.sas.com/community/sas-analytics-u/sas-analytics-u-for-students  Thanks! :smileyhappy:

by nami
on ‎02-18-2015 06:53 AM

Hi...I have been trying to install SAS in my laptop  (windows 7)  for practice purpose using the video provided on the "Download  SAS , University Edition " page. 

But I am getting the Virtual Box - Error with message "VT-x is disabled in BIOS "(VERR_VMX_MXR_VMXON_DISABLED)

Please someone suggest a solution asap....

by SAS Employee CommAdmin
on ‎02-18-2015 11:20 AM

Hi Riya looks like you have posted your question in this article. If you could please post it here community members will see it and you'll have a better chance of reply: https://communities.sas.com/community/sas-analytics-u/ Thanks! :smileyhappy:

by Occasional Contributor Davar
on ‎02-18-2015 06:34 PM


I installed SAS univ edition and it ran perfectly.

I made a change in the "VIRTUAL BOX VMs" folder destination.

SAS App comes up and give me URL Http://::1. When I enter url in to Web Browser I

get the following error..... Any help

"This address uses a network port which is normally used for purposes other than Web browsing.

Firefox has canceled the request for your protection."

by Occasional Contributor Davar
on ‎02-18-2015 06:38 PM

I had same problem. Check YouTube.. https://www.yo/   or

Tutorial: How to access BIOS (UFEI) settings in Microsoft Windows 8.1

by New Contributor Awolowo
on ‎03-16-2015 10:34 AM

Please can someone come to my aide. I have try to download sas on my window 7 device but after downloading severally still failed to completed the downloading .

When I try to re-download, kit display this message

Software Download

Oops! Your SAS user profile has downloaded this software a maximum amount of times.

As a result, the content you attempted to download has been blocked at this time, and you will no longer be able to download the free software.

If you are interested in setting up the software on multiple machines for learning purposes, please contact us at store@sas.com or 800-727-0025 so we can assist you and/or have you fill out the required software distribution addendum.

by Community Manager
on ‎03-16-2015 11:10 AM

If you're having download issues, the shortest route to a solution is to send email to SASAnalyticsU@sas.com. The guidelines in the article above offer a good framework for describing a problem such that someone can easily help you. If you've successfully downloaded University Edition or SAS OnDemand for Academics and have run into a usage issue, start a discussion in the SAS Analytics U Community using the guidelines above.

by New Contributor sarwar1406
on ‎02-13-2016 05:21 AM

 The program can't install because APPVlsvsubsystem64.dell is missing in this computer. I've downloaded the program but it is not installing; I've already downloaded Oracle_VM box according to the link you provided but the VM box is also not installing. It ask for the App in which it has to open. Please help

by Contributor aaou
on ‎06-21-2016 07:40 PM

I have an excel sheet which has more than one entry for some variables for a given obervation.It looks something like this:


IDAll Managers



I'm new to programming so any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

There are no delimiters either. When I read it from sas it also looks exactly like the table above.


But I want sas to read it like the table given below ( where the multiple entries are separated in to rows):



IDAll ManagersAmount
by Community Manager
on ‎06-21-2016 08:32 PM

Hi @aaou, glad you found the SAS communities! You are more likely to get a fast answer if you post your inquiry as a new message on the Analytics U Community: https://communities.sas.com/t5/SAS-Analytics-U/bd-p/sas_analytics_u Experts are keeping an eye on the discussion forum, not comments on this library article.

by Frequent Learner adegboye
on ‎09-14-2016 11:58 AM

How do i start writing my code when using sas on citrix, i remember that we need to add a code to my sas  statement at the initial so as to access the web server?


by Community Manager
on ‎09-14-2016 12:23 PM

Hi @adegboye, you don't offer much detail here, but you need to post a question (with as much detail as possible) in a discussion forum, like the Base SAS Programming Community: https://communities.sas.com/t5/Base-SAS-Programming/bd-p/programming 

by New Contributor ahuq002
on ‎10-17-2016 01:09 PM



I am struggling to do Mixed Logit Model using MDC PROC. Below is my data. Can you please suggest me whether i can do this model with this database? My Dependent variable is SEVERITY and Independent variables are LGHTCOND and GENDER. 




by Community Manager
‎10-17-2016 01:35 PM - edited ‎10-17-2016 01:38 PM

Hi @ahuq002, your likelihood of getting a helpful answer will increase exponentially if you post your question on the appropriate forum and compose your question as indicated in this article. You can find a list of forums by visiting the home page and clicking the "Find a Community" arrow. Very few of your fellow SAS users will see a question added to the end of an old thread as this one is.

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